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Press release

20th April 2004

Photo Opportunity: BPSCG to present "Big Cheque" to Parkview International

BPSCG's company, the Battersea Power Station Company Ltd, has recently failed in a court case to prevent Parkview International from trademarking the name "Battersea Power Station". Costs of £1,125.00 have been awarded against the company. Parkview's solicitors are threatening to close the company down if Parkview does not receive its money by 23rd April.

Therefore Battersea Power Station Company directors Brian Barnes and Keith Garner will visit Parkview International's offices at Battersea Power Station on Friday 23rd April at 11.00am to present Parkview with a "Big Cheque", approximate size 4ft x 2ft.

The presentation will take place at the entrance to Battersea Power Station at 188 Kirtling Street, London SW8. The location offers very good photo opportunities, with Battersea Power Station forming the backdrop to the site entrance.

It is hoped that Mr Ian Rumgay of Parkview will be available to accept our cheque on Friday. Mr Rumgay was recently reported in the Wandsworth Borough News, saying that Parkview might not demand costs , but it seems Parkview's line has hardened in recent days.

Handouts will be available from BPSCG members on Friday, giving further details of Parkview International's financial and business dealings.

Members of the press will be able to question Mr Rumgay on such matters as where the money for the forthcoming development will come from, when Parkview International London only has a turnover of £7million and profits of £400,000 and pays no corporation tax. Also why ownership of Battersea Power Station has been moved offshore to the British Virgin Islands.

£1,125.00 is the cost of one Herman Miller "Aeron" chair to be seen in Parkview's conference room. However, despite the conspicuous consumption to be seen in Parkview's offices, Battersea Power Station itself continues to deteriorate, with further evidence in recent weeks of Parkview's neglect of the listed building.

Press information

Press and media should contact BPSCG Chair Brian Barnes on 020 7627 5821, or e-mail brian@batterseapowerstation.com

Letters from BPSCG members published in the local press can be seen on our letters page

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